Title : Protection of the Endangered Species Special 
Stamp Serial#
2144 
KPC#
C-1643 
MICHEL#
2171 
StanGib#
2484 
Scott#
2046d 
Date of Issue
02/26/2001 
Quantity
750,000 
Denomination
170 won 
Design
Sedum orbiculatum D. Lee 
Designer
Lee, Gi-seok 
Image Area
26mm*36mm 
Perforation
13 
Sheet Composition
4*3() 
Paper
Print
Korea Minting and Security Printing Corporation 
Description
This special wraps up a series of efforts made since 1994 to publish special stamps on endangered species and forms of wildlife that are now under government protection, with a view to promoting information on them as part of protection efforts. This time, four plant stamps have been introduced : Jeffersonia dubia (Maxim.) Benth. & Hook., Diapensia lapponica L. var. obovata Fr. Schm., Rhododendron aureum Georgi, and Sedum orbiculatum D. Lee.
Wouldn't it a great idea to herald the coming spring with an aromatic stamp featuring the aroma of an ume tree?

Sedum orbiculatum D. Lee.
One of Korea's rare and unique indigenous perennial plants, it lives in the area around waterfalls between the wet rocks in the valleys of Mt. Juwang. Its dark reddish-purple flowers with five pear-shaped petals that cling to the end of the stems, blossom from July to September.